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FML - The follow-up
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Hey, OP here! First published post! I hadn't actually told them that I think it's the washer yet, next time I complain, I'm going to let them know. If they still don't fix it properly, I'm going to tell them I'll to do it myself. I've done some simple plumbing fixes like that before, so I don't think it'll be too hard or long a process. The main problem with fixing it myself is I'm in college and it's essentially an off campus dorm room (owned by the school, which kind of helps explain the quick fix mentality), and I don't have any tools here.
By KillerChipmunk / Monday 10 October 2016 23:54 / United States - Sacramento
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By  arandomperson97  |  17

Who doesn't want the washer replaced? If it's maintenance then of course they don't. More money for them. If it's your boss, have a chat with them about losing money over constantly tightening it as opposed to buying a new model.

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By  arandomperson97  |  17

Who doesn't want the washer replaced? If it's maintenance then of course they don't. More money for them. If it's your boss, have a chat with them about losing money over constantly tightening it as opposed to buying a new model.

By  ThePaperDragon  |  26

At that point, I think it might be worth it to do-it-yourself. I know it's not your sink and they may be the ones responsible for fixing it, but if it's a simple washer, maybe spending a Saturday morning doing that would be worth the peace of mind.

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  species4872  |  17

Ten to one if they fix it themselves they will forget to turn the water off first.

By  KillerChipmunk  |  14

Hey, OP here! First published post! I hadn't actually told them that I think it's the washer yet, next time I complain, I'm going to let them know. If they still don't fix it properly, I'm going to tell them I'll to do it myself. I've done some simple plumbing fixes like that before, so I don't think it'll be too hard or long a process. The main problem with fixing it myself is I'm in college and it's essentially an off campus dorm room (owned by the school, which kind of helps explain the quick fix mentality), and I don't have any tools here.

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  Sparx1_1  |  15

A managed building is not the same as a small rental from a private landlord. The minute you fix the sink you risk being held responsible for any water damage (there is always water damage along the sink rim from these kinds of leaks) or any other problems that they can say are related to the repair. They can also say that damage happened after your repair instead of before. Check your lease, call the property manager and make sure you have it in writing that they are aware of the ongoing problem, and that they are ok with you repairing it yourself. Make sure you take a before and after pic as well.

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  GeeThatSucks  |  9

Don't fix it yourself. you accept liability for damages at that point. Check your lease, the skills be a clause starting that they are responsible for full repairs of basic wear and tear.

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